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Posted on: March 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Lake Ariel Man Faces Ethnic Intimidation Charges, More

A headshot of Ronald Barillo

Wayne County District Attorney A. G. Howell announced today the arrest of Ronald J. Barillo, age 63, of Lake Ariel, PA. Barillo was charged with six counts of Ethnic Intimidation, each graded as a felony 3rd degree, twelve counts of Stalking, each graded as a misdemeanor 1st degree and six counts of Harassment, each graded as a Summary. 

The incident was reported to the Wayne County Detectives’ Office on March 1, 2023. According to the Criminal Complaint Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by the Wayne County Detectives, between September 17, 2020 and August 28, 2022, Barillo repeatedly used racial slurs and epithets and made monkey noises at the victim. He also erected a large cutout of a Sasquatch and a smaller cutout of an orangutan that faced the victim’s residence.  

Barillo was arrested and brought before Magisterial District Judge Carney for a preliminary arraignment. Bail was set at $100,000.00 – unsecured and he was released. His Central Court date was scheduled for April 5, 2023 at 9:00 am at the Wayne County Courthouse.

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